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Re^2: Executing a string as a Perl command
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...and your point (aside from the fact that your code prints "5") is...?
... and this is better than my $var1 = 5;
my $var1 = 5;
The question was simply how to get it to execute once it was set. The answer is eval.
If the user gives you some form of # rm -rf * ~ / , a lot of your files get deleted
If you want to run arbitrary code supplied by a 100% trusted source at runtime, what would you use other than eval?
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